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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs on rocky cliffs in deep water (Ref. 9710). Also inhabits muddy substrates in protected bays where wave action has no influence (Ref. 48636).
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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: India east to Sagami Bay, Japan and China. A new record was reported from southern Indonesia (Ref. 5978).
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 140 mm TL
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Max. size

14.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 559))
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Diagnostic Description

Distinguished from C. aprinus by the bright yellow coloration when viewed underwater (Ref. 48636).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine
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Trophic Strategy

Lives in rocky regions (Ref. 9137).
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Sexual pattern seem to be intermediate between simultaneous and sequential hermaphroditism: individuals, at least under conditions of captivity, have the capacity to change sex in either direction, from functional male to functional female, or vice versa (Ref. 31569).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cirrhitichthys aureus

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Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Cirrhitichthys aureus


The yellow hawkfish, Cirrhitichthys aureus, is a species of hawkfish native to tropical reefs of the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. This species can reach a length of 14 cm (5.5 in) in total length.[1]

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  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Cirrhitichthys aureus" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
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